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Staffing & Volunteer Opportunities for 2017

Amherst Island Community Café, operating as The Back Kitchen, will open for its second season on May 13th, 2017, to welcome and serve great food to Islanders and visitors.

If you are friendly, energetic, enthusiastic, and competent – and want to be a part of this volunteer-led community enterprise – please submit your resume and a cover letter describing why you would be perfect for one of the following paid positions – by email to [email protected] or by mail to AICC, 5660B Front Road, Stella, Ontario, K0H 2S0, by the dates shown below. For job descriptions, see this post.

AICC’s mandate is to serve excellent food, support local growers, hire and train local students and to support other volunteers, businesses and tourism on Amherst Island.

A key component of this unique community operation is the shared effort and camaraderie of paid staff and volunteers working together, responsibly and respectfully, to achieve our mandate.

Café Manager (a non-student position)

The Café Manager is accountable for all aspects of Café operations and management from ordering supplies, food preparation, staffing, health and safety, expense and revenue management, special events and catering, to evaluation of what is working well and what requires improvement – and to provide excellent customer service in a pleasant environment. Apply by April 10th, 2017.

More details.

Assistant Manager (student preferred)

The Assistant Manager is accountable for food quality, preparation and presentation and, in the absence of the Manager, for ensuring compliance with food handling and health and safety regulations and managing daily operations. Duties include food preparation and service, dishwashing and cleaning, handling cash receipts, opening and closing as required, modifying practices to support special needs of all customers. Apply by April 12th, 2017.

More details.

Café Staff (students only)

Café Staff rotate through all aspects of Café operation, working in the kitchen and the front of house. Duties include food preparation and service, dishwashing and cleaning, handling cash receipts, and ensuring all customers receive quality service. Apply by April 12th, 2017.

More details.

Back Kitchen Volunteers – Questions and Answers

Q -What would a volunteer-led community café be without volunteers?

Q- What would Amherst Island be without The Back Kitchen?
A – A long way from a cup of coffee or an ice cream cone!

Q – What do we need to keep The Back Kitchen open?
A – YOU!

AICC is so appreciative of the many volunteers who supported The Back Kitchen (under Amherst Island Community Café) in its first year of operation. Through your initial work on committees to the more ‘hands-on’ work of cleaning, gardening, renovating, washing dishes, food preparation and serving, picking up food orders from suppliers, special dinners, dump duty, and after hours clean-up – and providing musical entertainment – our first season was a resounding success. It would not have happened without your help!

Q – Are you ready to volunteer at the Back Kitchen again this year?
A – Only you can answer that question!

Please send an email to [email protected] to let us know. Or, you could call Margaret Maloney (Volunteer Coordinator/Liaison) (613) 384-7925 or talk to any of the other Board Members listed below:

Diane Pearce
Blair Anderson
Lorna Willis
Ian Murray

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